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Claire Danes Keeping Her Emmy "Elevated" So Son Cyrus Doesn't "Impale Himself"

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Hands off mommy's Emmy! Homeland's Claire Danes won her second consecutive Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award on Sunday, Sept. 22, but the 34-year-old actress won't be letting her 9-month-old son Cyrus anywhere near the gold statue.

"I'm just hoping he's not going to impale himself on this thing," she said backstage in the press room. "I'm going to keep it very elevated at a place that he can't injure himself."

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Though he's too young to understand the magnitude of his mother's achievements, Cyrus won't get to see her Emmy-winning performance until much, much later in life. "It's going to be a while before I let him watch any Homeland episode, let's put it that way," Hugh Dancy's wife told reporters.

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Unlike in years' past, Danes and Dancy weren't planning to party all night to celebrate the actress' big win. "We have a 9-month-old who is still on east coast time," the Showtime star said. "He's going to be waking up pretty early, which means that our curfew is going to have to be…earlier than it ever has been before. But I'll go to some parties and celebrate, for sure."

Indeed they did. In addition to hitting up Twentieth Century Fox Television and FX's bash, Danes was spotted chatting up Lena Dunham at HBO's official after-party. She also bonded with fellow Emmy winner Merrit Wever at the Governors Ball.

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